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Dr.Dilber Uzun Ozsahin Academic RankAssociate professor

Specialization:

  • Data Science, Applied Science, Application of Artificial Intelligence, Decision Science

Research Interests:

  • Data Science, Decision Science, Smart Systems, Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare, Medical Imaging, Decision Theory in Healthcare, Data Analytics, Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis in Healthcare

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•Bachelor Science, Physics, 2002-2006. Cukurova University, Faculty of Science and Letters, Physics Department 01330, Adana, Turkey. •Master of Natural and Applied Science, High Energy Physics, 2006-2010. Cukurova University, Faculty of Science and Letters, Physics Department 01330, Adana, Turkey. Masters' thesis title: “CMS-CASTOR Forward Detector 2008 Test Beam Data Analysis and 2008-2009 RADDAM data Analysis”. •Ph.D with honors in Physics, Medical Imaging, Programa Oficial de Doctorado en Fisica, 2010-2014, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, thesis title: “Modeling, simulation, and evaluation of a high resolution VIP positron emission mammography scanner based on pixelated semiconductor detector”.
• Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2015-2016 Gordon Center for Medical Imaging, NMMI Radiology Department, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School • Asst. Prof. Dr., 2016-2018, Near East University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering • Visiting Prof. Dr., 15/06/2017-15/09/2017 Gordon Center for Medical Imaging, NMMI Radiology Department, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School • Assoc. Prof. Dr., 2018-2021, Near East University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering • Assoc. Prof. Dr., October 2021-Present, College of Health Sciences, Department of Medical Diagnostic Imaging, University of Sharjah
• Research Center Director: December 2021-Present, Operational Research and Integrated Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare, Near East University • Research Group Coordinator: 2022-Present, Research Institute for Medical and Health Sciences, Operational Research and Integrated Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare, University of Sharjah • Advisor of Chancellor, 2023-Present, Near East University
• Operational Research and Integrated Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare • The design and implementation of an Inspired MCDM Tool for the Prediction of Invasive Ductal Carcinoma • Smart Sustainable Cities • A Smart Non-invasive Assessment, Monitoring and Prediction Technology for Asthma Attacks
1. Farooq, M., Ahmad, H., Ozsahin, D.U., Khan, A., Nawaz, R., Almohsen, B. A study of heat and mass transfer flow of a variable viscosity couple stress fluid between inclined plates (2024) Modern Physics Letters B, 38 (9) 2. A Ahmad, QM Farooq, H Ahmad, DU Ozsahin, F Tchier, A Ghaffar, Ghulam Mustafa Study on symptomatic and asymptomatic transmissions of COVID-19 including flip bifurcation, 2024, International Journal of Biomathematics 3. Jibril, M.M., Malami, S.I., Jibrin, H.B., Muhammad, U.J., Duhu, M.A., Usman, A.G., Ibrahim, A.G., Ozsahin, D.U., Lawal, Z.K., Abba, S.I. New random intelligent chemometric techniques for sustainable geopolymer concrete: low-energy and carbonfootprint initiatives (2024) Asian Journal of Civil Engineering, 25 (2), pp. 2287-2305. 4. Ozsahin, D.U., Jalili, B., Asadi, Z., Shateri, A., Jalili, P., Ganji, D.D., Ahmad, H., Nofal, T.A. Investigation of turbine cooling using semi-analytical methods in non-Newtonian fluid flow with porous wall (2024) Case Studies in Thermal Engineering, 53 5. Ibrahim, S., Sulaiman, T.A., Yusuf, A., Ozsahin, D.U., Baleanu, D. Wave propagation to the doubly dispersive equation and the improved Boussinesq equation (2024) Optical and Quantum Electronics, 56 (1) 6. Umar, H., Aliyu, M.R., Usman, A.G., Ghali, U.M., Abba, S.I., Ozsahin, D.U. Prediction of cell migration potential on human breast cancer cells treated with Albizia lebbeck ethanolic extract using extreme machine learning (2023) Scientific Reports, 13 (1) 7. Yassin, M.A., Usman, A.G., Abba, S.I., Ozsahin, D.U., Aljundi, I.H. Intelligent learning algorithms integrated with feature engineering for sustainable groundwater salinization modelling: Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia (2023) Results in Engineering, 20 8. Mukhtar, M., Adun, H., Cai, D., Obiora, S., Taiwo, M., Ni, T., Ozsahin, D.U., Bamisile, O. Juxtaposing Sub-Sahara Africa’s energy poverty and renewable energy potential (2023) Scientific Reports, 13 (1) 9. Latha, K.B.S., Reddy, M.G., Tripathi, D., Bég, O.A., Kuharat, S., Ahmad, H., Ozsahin, D.U., Askar, S. Computation of stagnation coating flow of electro-conductive ternary Williamson hybrid GO - AU - Co 3O 4/ EO nanofluid with a Cattaneo–Christov heat flux model and magnetic induction (2023) Scientific Reports, 13 (1) 10. Abobakr, M., Uzun, B., Uzun Ozsahin, D., Sanlidag, T., Arikan, A. Assessment of UTI Diagnostic Techniques Using the Fuzzy–PROMETHEE Model (2023) Diagnostics, 13 (22) 11. Butt, A.R., Saqib, A.A., Bakar, A., Ozsahin, D.U., Ahmad, H., Almohsen, B. Investigating the fractional dynamics and sensitivity of an epidemic model with nonlinear convex rate (2023) Results in Physics, 54 12. Adun, H., Adedeji, M., Ampah, J.D., Olusola, B., Ozsahin, D.U., Hu, Y. Novel heat transfer fluid for maximum recovery of heat of compression: A steady state analysis on improving the performance of liquid air energy storage (2023) Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 152 13. Amur, A.A., Memon, K.N., Shah, S.F., Amur, M., Ahmad, H., Siddiqui, A.M., Ozsahin, D.U., Askar, S. The hydrodyanamics of gravity-driven vessel drainage of third order fluid using perturbation method (2023) Heliyon, 9 (10) 14. Zahran, E.H.M., Ibrahim, R.A., Ozsahin, D.U., Ahmad, H., Shehata, M.S.M. New diverse exact optical solutions of the three dimensional Zakharov–Kuznetsov equation (2023) Optical and Quantum Electronics, 55 (9) 15. Zil-E-Huma, Butt, A.R., Raza, N., Ahmad, H., Ozsahin, D.U., Tchier, F. Different solitary wave solutions and bilinear form for modified mixed-KDV equation (2023) Optik, 287 16. Eze, M.C., Vafaei, L.E., Eze, C.T., Tursoy, T., Ozsahin, D.U., Mustapha, M.T. Development of a Novel Multi-Modal Contextual Fusion Model for Early Detection of Varicella Zoster Virus Skin Lesions in Human Subjects (2023) Processes, 11 (8) 17. Ahmad, H., Ozsahin, D.U., Farooq, U., Fahmy, M.A., Albalwi, M.D., Abu-Zinadah, H. Comparative analysis of new approximate analytical method and Mohand variational transform method for the solution of wave-like equations with variable coefficients (2023) Results in Physics, 51 18. Zahran, E.H.M., Ahmad, H., Askar, S., Uzun Ozsahin, D. New impressive performances for the analytical solutions to the (1 + 1)-dimensional van der-waals gas system against its numerical solutions (2023) Results in Physics, 51 19. Umar, H., Rizaner, N., Usman, A.G., Aliyu, M.R., Adun, H., Ghali, U.M., Uzun Ozsahin, D., Abba, S.I. Prediction of Cell Migration in MDA-MB 231 and MCF-7 Human Breast Cancer Cells Treated with Albizia Lebbeck Methanolic Extract Using Multilinear Regression and Artificial Intelligence-Based Models (2023) Pharmaceuticals, 16 (6) 20. Ameen, Z.S., Mostafa, H., Ozsahin, D.U., Mubarak, A.S. Accelerating SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Development: Leveraging Novel Hybrid Deep Learning Models and Bioinformatics Analysis for Epitope Selection and Classification (2023) Processes, 11 (6) 21. Ozsahin, I., Onakpojeruo, E.P., Uzun, B., Uzun Ozsahin, D., Butler, T.A. A Multi-Criteria Decision Aid Tool for Radiopharmaceutical Selection in Tau PET Imaging (2023) Pharmaceutics, 15 (4) 22. Uzun Ozsahin, D., Precious Onakpojeruo, E., Bartholomew Duwa, B., Usman, A.G., Isah Abba, S., Uzun, B. COVID-19 Prediction Using Black-Box Based Pearson Correlation Approach (2023) Diagnostics, 13 (7) 23. Dawd, J.E., Uzun Ozsahin, D., Ozsahin, I. DEVELOPING DIAGNOSTIC REFERENCE LEVELS FOR CT EXAMINATIONS IN ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (2023) Radiation protection dosimetry, 199 (3), pp. 245-245. 24. Uzun Ozsahin, D., Onakpojeruo, E.P., Uzun, B., Mustapha, M.T., Ozsahin, I. Mathematical Assessment of Machine Learning Models Used for Brain Tumor Diagnosis (2023) Diagnostics, 13 (4) 25. Abba, S.I., Benaafi, M., Usman, A.G., Ozsahin, D.U., Tawabini, B., Aljundi, I.H. Mapping of groundwater salinization and modelling using meta-heuristic algorithms for the coastal aquifer of eastern Saudi Arabia (2023) Science of the Total Environment, 858 26. Sancar, N., Onakpojeruo, E.P., Inan, D., Uzun Ozsahin, D. Adaptive Elastic Net Based on Modified PSO for Variable Selection in Cox Model with High-Dimensional Data: A Comprehensive Simulation Study (2023) IEEE Access, 11, pp. 127302-127316. 27. Jalili, P., Mirzaei, A., Jalili, B., Shateri, A., Ganji, D.D., Ozsahin, D.U., Ahmad, H. Thermal analysis of transverse fluid flow in a gradient porous media with the exponentially boundary conditions (2023) Modern Physics Letters B 28. Balcioglu, O., Usanase, N., Uzun, B., Ozsahin, I., Ozsahin, D.U. A comparative analysis of DOACs vs warfarin for venous thromboembolism treatment in renal insufficiency (2023) Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery, 32 (1), pp. 42-50. 29. Shehata, M.S.M., Ahmad, H., Zahran, E.H.M., Askar, S., Ozsahin, D.U. Isomorphic shut form valuation for quantum field theory and biological population models (2023) Open Physics, 21 (1) 30. Almutairi, B., Ahmad, I., Almohsen, B., Ahmad, H., Ozsahin, D.U. NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS OF TIME-FRACTIONAL PDES ARISING IN MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS USING THE LOCAL MESHLESS DIFFERENTIAL QUADRATURE METHOD (2023) Thermal Science, 27 (Special Issue 1), pp. 263-272. 31. Uzun Ozsahin, D., Mustapha, M.T., Uzun, B., Duwa, B., Ozsahin, I. Computer-Aided Detection and Classification of Monkeypox and Chickenpox Lesion in Human Subjects Using Deep Learning Framework (2023) Diagnostics, 13 (2) 32. Seyer Cagatan, A., Taiwo Mustapha, M., Bagkur, C., Sanlidag, T., Ozsahin, D.U. An Alternative Diagnostic Method for C. neoformans: Preliminary Results of Deep-Learning Based Detection Model (2023) Diagnostics, 13 (1) 33. Rao, S., Sharan, K., Sukumar, S., Chandraguthi, S.G., Nisha Dsouza, R., David, L.R., Ravichandran, S., Uzun, B., Kadavigere, R., Uzun Ozsahin, D. Systematic Review on Diagnostic Reference Levels for Computed Tomography Examinations in Radiation Therapy Planning (2023) Diagnostics, 13 (6) 34. Usanase, N., Uzun, B., Ozsahin, D.U., Ozsahin, I. A look at radiation detectors and their applications in medical imaging (2023) Japanese Journal of Radiology 35. Uzun Ozsahin, D., Ikechukwu Emegano, D., Uzun, B., Ozsahin, I. The Systematic Review of Artificial Intelligence Applications in Breast Cancer Diagnosis (2023) Diagnostics, 13 (1) 36. Uzun Ozsahin, D., Balcioglu, O., Usman, A.G., Ikechukwu Emegano, D., Uzun, B., Abba, S.I., Ozsahin, I., Yagdi, T., Engin,C. Clinical Modelling of RVHF Using Pre-Operative Variables: A Direct and Inverse Feature Extraction Technique (2022) Diagnostics, 12 (12) 38. Tuncyurek, O., Kadam, K., Uzun, B., Uzun Ozsahin, D. Applicability of American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria Decision-Making Model for Acute Appendicitis Diagnosis in Children (2022) Diagnostics, 12 (12) 39. Arikan, A., Sanlidag, T., Sayan, M., Uzun, B., Ozsahin, D.U. Fuzzy-Based PROMETHEE Method for Performance Ranking of SARS-CoV-2 IgM Antibody Tests (2022) Diagnostics, 12 (11) 40. Uzun Ozsahin, D., Mustapha, M.T., Bartholomew Duwa, B., Ozsahin, I. Evaluating the Performance of Deep Learning Frameworks for Malaria Parasite Detection Using Microscopic Images of Peripheral Blood Smears (2022) Diagnostics, 12 (11) 41. Mustapha, M.T., Ozsahin, D.U., Ozsahin, I., Uzun, B. Breast Cancer Screening Based on Supervised Learning and Multi-Criteria Decision-Making (2022) Diagnostics, 12 (6) 42. Uzun Ozsahin, D., Ozgocmen, C., Balcioglu, O., Ozsahin, I., Uzun, B. Diagnostic AI and Cardiac Diseases (2022) Diagnostics, 12 (12) 43. Ozsahin, D.U., Isa, N.A., Uzun, B. The Capacity of Artificial Intelligence in COVID-19 Response: A Review in Context of COVID-19 Screening and Diagnosis (2022) Diagnostics, 12 (12) 44. Dawd, J.E., Ozsahin, D.U., Ozsahin, I. A Review of Diagnostic Reference Levels in Computed Tomography (2022) Current Medical Imaging, 18 (6), pp. 623-632. 45. Ozsahin, I., Uzun, B., Ozsahin, D.U.Selection of photodetectors in nuclear medical imaging using MCDM methods (2022) Journal of Instrumentation, 17 (6) 46. Ozsahin, D.U., Gelisen, M.I., Taiwo, M., Agachan, Y., Rahi, D., Uzun, B. Decision Analysis of the COVID-19 Vaccines (2021) Eurobiotech Journal, 5 (S1), pp. 20-25. 47. Ozsahin, I., Mustapha, M.T., Albarwary, S., Sanlidag, B., Ozsahin, D.U., Butler, T.A. An investigation to choose the proper therapy technique in the management of autism spectrum disorder (2021) Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research, 10 (5), pp. 423-437. 48. Albarwary, S.A., Kibarer, A.G., Mustapha, M.T., Hamdan, H., Ozsahin, D.U. The Efficiency of AuNPs in Cancer Cell Targeting Compared to Other Nanomedicine Technologies Using Fuzzy PROMETHEE (2021) Journal of Healthcare Engineering 49. Uzun, B., Ozsahin, D.U., Hamdan, H., Charafeddine, J., Ünsal, G., Özyer, D. Optimization of Dental Devices and Tools Used on Teeth (2021) BioMed Research International 50. Helwan, A., Ma'Aitah, M.K.S., Hamdan, H., Ozsahin, D.U., Tuncyurek, O. Radiologists versus Deep Convolutional Neural Networks: A Comparative Study for Diagnosing COVID-19 (2021) Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine 51. Gokçekuş, H., Ozsahin, D.U., Eini, N., Uzun, B. Evaluating and selecting the best domestic water standards (2021) Desalination and Water Treatment 52. Yildirim, F.S., Sayan, M., Sanlidag, T., Uzun, B., Ozsahin, D.U., Ozsahin, I. Comparative Evaluation of the Treatment of COVID-19 with Multicriteria Decision-Making Techniques (2021) Journal of Healthcare Engineering 53. Baddal, B., Sanlidag, T., Uzun, B., Uzun Ozsahin, D. The use of double border-screening strategy in the surveillance and prevention of COVID-19 (2021) Journal of Infection and Public Health, 14 (6), pp. 757-758.
25 Ms.C student (completed) 1. DEEP PARKINSON ‘s DISEASE DIAGNOSIS USING STACKED AUTO-ENCODER (Esam Alshareef), 2018 2. WHITE BLOOD CELLS IDENTIFICATION USING TRANSFER LEARNING:GOOGLENET (Anas Habash), 2018 3. PROMETHEE ANALYSIS OF RETINOBLASTOMA TREATMENT TECHNIQUES (Mordecai Maisaini), 2018 4. CLASSIFICATION OF SEGMENTED CHEST X-RAY IMAGES USING NEURAL NETWORK (Sepideh Rostami), 2018 5. SIMULATION AND EVALUATION OF A COST-EFFECTIVE HIGH-PERFORMANCE BRAIN PET SCANNER (Musa Sani Musa), 2018 6. SIMULATION AND EVALUATION OF LOW STAGES OF BRAIN CANCER TREATMENT TECHNIQUES (Ali Jaber), 2019 7. EVALUATION OF MIGRAINE DRUGS USING MULTI-CRITERIA DECISION METHOD (Lafi Hamidat), 2019 8. A CRITICAL EVALUATION OF CANCER CARE IN NIGERIA, COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS TO OTHER COUNTRIES, AND CUSTOMIZATION OF STANDARD CANCER CARE SYSTEM FOR NIGERIA (Nuhu Abdulhaq Isa), 2019 9. ASSESSING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF POINT-OF- CARE DEVICES AND AUTOMATED CHEMISTRY ANALYZERS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF DIABETES MELLITUS (Mubarak Taiwa), 2019 10. PROMETHEE ANALYSIS OF CERVICAL DISC DEVICES (Rukayat Salawu), 2019 11. SIMULATION AND EVALUATION OF THE IMPACT OF AUNPS IN TARGETING, APOPTOTIC, NECROTIC PROCESS ON SEVERAL TYPES OF CANCER CELL (SAFA ANMAR AMEEN), 2019 12. PROMETHEE ANALYSIS OF BREAST CANCER IMAGING DEVICES (Hasan Erdaglı), 2019 13. Simulation and Evaluation of Optical Transparent Ceramic Scintillators Based High-Performance Brain PET Scanner (Samuel T. Abebe), 2019 14. ANALYSIS OF ARTIFICIAL LIMBS SYNTHETIC MATERIALS USING FUZZY LOGIC TECHNOLOGY, AHMAD A. N. DALLOUL, 2020 15. EVALUATION OF HEPATITIS C DIRECT ACTING ANTIVIRAL TREATMENTS USING FUZZY PROMETHEE, (FUNSHO DAVID ALIM), 2020 16. HEMORRHOIDS TREATMENT TECHNIQUES ANALYSIS USING FUZZY LOGIC TECHNOLOGY, ABDULAZIZ TABBAKHA, 2020 17. Evaluating the different treatment methods for Osteoporosis using the Fuzzy PROMETHEE, Sharmain Dube, 2021 18. Asthma and its medical devices, Sabareela Victory Moro, 2021 19. COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS AND THE APPLICATION OF NON-CONTACT TEMPERATURE READING DEVICES IN THE CONTROL OF COVID-19 USING FUZZY PROMETHEE, Basil Barth Duwa, 2021 20. EVALUATING TREATMENT ALTERNATIVES FOR VARICOSE VEINS IN THE LEG, (MOHAMMED ABUDAQQA), 2021 21. THE ROLE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE PREDICTION OF LUNG CANCER (Natacha USANASE), 2022 22. EVALUATION OF THE NONPHARMACOLOGIC METHODS OF CONTROLLING PAIN DURING CHILDBIRTH; USING ANALYTICAL EVALUATION MODELS (EFE PRECIOUS ONAKPOJERUO), 2022 23. EVALUATION OF CARCINOID TUMOR TREATMENT OPTIONS USING MULTI-CRITERIA DECISION MAKING(MCDM) (DECLAN IKECHUKWU EMEGANO), 2022 24. MACHINE LEARNING APPROACHES FOR PREDICTING MALARIA AND MONKEYPOX DISEASES, AMAR SAAD ZINELABDIN MOHAMED, 2023 25. EVALUATION OF BIOMATERIALS USED IN ORTHOPEDIC IMPLANTS, ESTHER CHIFURUMNANYA ANYANWU, 2023 5 Ph.D (completed) 1. MOTION CORRECTION STRATEGIES IN PET/MRI SCANNERS AND DEVELOPMENT OF A DEEP LEARNING BASED COMPUTER AIDED DETECTION SYSTEM (Ali Işın), 2018 2. Simulation and Evaluation of a Cost-Effective High-Performance Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) Scanner (Musa Sani Musa), 2021 3. CT DOSE REDUCTION: PROPOSED TO ESTABLISH DIAGNOSTIC REFERENCE LEVELs IN ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (Jemal Edris), 2022 4. THE APPLICATİON OF MACHINE LEARNING TO MEDİCAL DISEASE DIAGNOSIS, (Mubarak Taiwo Mustapha), 2022 5. MACHINE LEARNING APPROACHES FOR PREDICTING MALARIA AND MONKEYPOX DISEASES (Basil Duwa), 2023
• The best Academician of University Award, Near East University, 2021 • The most efficient academician of University Award, Near East University, 2021 • The best Academician of University Award, Near East University, 2022 • The most efficient academician of University Award, Near East University, 2022 • European Biotechnology Congress, Best Oral Presentation award 1. place, ranking of diagnostic SARS-COV-2 lgG antibody tests by using multi-criteria decision-making theory, 2021 • Recipient of the International Postdoctoral Research Scholarship from The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) for Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Jun 2015 – Jun 2016. • Employment from the ERC grant for PhD study at IFAE, UAB, Barcelona, Spain, May 2011– June 2014 • Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEK) Research Scholarship for CERN, Aug 2008 – Dec 2009
My main motivation for being in academia, as opposed to industry, is the opportunity to teach, advice, inspire and educate both graduate and undergraduate students. I strongly believe in the importance of education in society, and teaching has provided me with rewarding experiences. I believe the knowledge we accumulate as practitioners and researchers is only valuable if shared with others. As a senior graduate student, I lectured Electromagnetic Theory and Physics in Nuclear Medicine. In these classes, I had the opportunity to exercise my teaching philosophy of combining a solid theoretical foundation with practical hands-on experience. As a part of my teaching duties, I also attended a whole quarter on advanced teaching seminars, where I practiced and discussed different teaching issues and course design techniques. More than the subject of course design and teaching, the most insightful parts were the discussions with peer young lecturers and the feedback from experienced professors. I had the opportunity to advice some younger graduate students. Having experienced myself many of the difficulties of a graduate student, for example, the switching from a problem solving to a problem understanding mind set, the pursuit of individual research, and the articulation of results for my dissertation, I’ve helped many graduate students in overcoming these difficulties. As an Assistance Professor, I used to teach Biomedical Engineering classes and special topic classes such as Topics in Decision Making Theories for Biomedical Engineering, Statistical Multi-Criteria Evaluation for Medical Imaging, Fuzzy Applications to Radiology, Radiology Physics, Modeling of Biological Systems, Simulation for Nuclear Medicine Imaging Devices, Biomedical Imaging System Design. As an Associate Professor, I used to give Fuzzy Applications to Radiology, Statistical Multi Criteria Evaluation for Medical Imaging, Decision Making Theories for Biomedical Engineering, Graduation Project I, II, Applications of Decision Making Theories In Healthcare, Multicriteria Decision Making Theories For Engineers. My approach to teaching is to incorporate both a solid theoretical foundation, with hands-on experience in leading students into thinking about the problem, and formulating hypothesis, before engaging in their solution. I always asked the students to first think about the problem, discuss the requirements, and then start their own interactive design. For such, after this brainstorming phase of some minutes, where the students were given an opportunity to understand the problem, I gave the students some time to solve the problem themselves. Only then I proceeded to guide the students in the solution of the problem at hand. This approach gives the students the opportunity to think about the problem beforehand and experience some of the difficulties one may encounter in real-world projects. In sum, by adopting a teaching philosophy that combines a solid theoretical background with hands- on experience, my goal is to connect theory with practice, thus transmitting the knowledge acquired during years of research first to students, and through them, to society as a whole.
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